The IGS UK is the UK chapter of the International Geosynthetic Society.
The aims of the IGS UK chapter are to collect and distribute knowledge about geosynthetics & their applications by facilitating conferences, symposiums, evening presentations & research in order to promote the advancement of the state of the art of geosynthetics & to improve the communication and understanding of geosynthetic products between designers, manufacturers and users of the products.
IGS UK & The North West Geotechnical Group (NWGG) Joint Meeting:
Wednesday 27th March 2019
Lightweight Geosynthetic Fill for Embankments and Bridge Abutments
Speakers: Dave Woods (Jablite)
Location: The Centre (Engine Rooms), Birchwood Park, Warrington, WA3 6YN
Refreshments served from 6pm for 6:30pm start.
Geofoam expanded polystyrene is the often forgotten member of the geosynthetics family in spite of over 30 years of successful use in the UK and extensive use in the US, France and particularly Norway.
This presentation will cover the typical Civil Applications of EPS fill in embankment, retaining wall and bridge abutment applications and focus on a case study of the Irlam bridge replacement carried out in 1999 where an existing rail bridge was decommissioned and successfully converted to a load neutral embankment under a very tight construction programme over poor ground.
The presentation will also cover the more recent bridge replacement at Cow Lane Rail in Reading where a live rail bridge was replaced in a 5 day period using innovative construction techniques including the installation of 1,000m3 of EPS backfill to the bridge abutments in a single shift.
Notification: IGS UK Flyer – Warrington Talk 03_2019
The use of geosynthetics in environmental applications
Speaker: Dr Russell Jones, Golder Associates
JOINT OPEN MEETING with the Midland Geotechnical Society (MGS)
Monday 13th May 2018
Time: Tea, Coffee and Sandwiches from 18:15, Lecture commences at 19:00.
Location: Lecture Theatre G31 in the Civil & Mechanical Engineering Building (no. 8 on the Edgbaston Campus Map), The University of Birmingham, B15 2TT
Event Flyer: TBC
Bituminous geomembranes: their use in military contexts, historical perspectives
Speaker: Eugene Gallager, Bill Craig and Sam Hunt
JOINT OPEN MEETING with the History of Structural Engineering Study Group of the the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)
Tuesday 14th May 2019
Time: Tea & Coffee from 17:30, Lecture commences at 18:00.
Location: Institution of Structural Engineers, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS
Event Flyer: IGS_UK_Flyer_Bituminous_Geomembranes_14May2019
19th BGA Invitational Lecture: TBC
JOINT MEETING with British Geotechnical Association
Wednesday 16th October 2019
Tea/Coffee Available from 17:30
Lecture Start: 18:00
Location: One Great George Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AA
IGS UK Annual General Meeting, followed by:
JOINT MEETING with the Engineering Group of the Geological Society (EGGS)
Tuesday 3rd December 2019
Time: Tea & Coffee from 17:30, AGM commences at 18:00, followed shortly after by lecture.
Location: Geological Society, Burlington House, W1J 0BA, UK
AGM Notification: TBC
2018 AGM Minutes: TBC
IGS UK is the official United Kingdom Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS).